Jackson EMC helps area youth achieve their dreams.

Walter Harrison Scholarship

The Harrison scholarship is named in honor of a leader in the state and national electric cooperative movements. The Harrison Trust awards several $1,000 scholarships statewide to high school seniors and undergraduate students of any age attending a vocational school or two-or-four year accredited college or university in the state of Georgia.

More than $180,000 has been awarded since the scholarships were first offered in 1987. The scholarships are made possible in part by the continued fundraising success of the Walter Harrison Scholarship Auction, as well as memorial and honorarium donations.

Judges select winners for the Harrison Scholarship each year based on a combination of need, academic ability, extracurricular activities, involvement, autobiographical sketch and recommendations. Scholarship use must commence within one year of date of issuance and be totally utilized within two years of the date of issuance. The school shall return any unused funds to the scholarship fund.

2016 Walter Harrison Scholarship recipient:

Amy Jenkins, graduating senior from Mountain View High School, Gwinnett County

The daughter of Brent and Carol Jenkins of Lawrenceville, Amy will attend Mercer University this fall and pursue a degree in biology with future plans to become a veterinarian. She has always loved animals and spends her free time volunteering at a local pet hospital.

An alumna of the Governor's Honors Program, Amy is currently ranked one of the top students of her class and has received numerous honors, including academic and community service awards, among others. She served as president of both the National Honor Society and the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, as well as recording secretary of the Spanish Honor Society. In addition, Amy is a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society and serves on the Bear Leadership Team at her high school.

She's an active member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church, where she serves through the music ministry and helps lead Vacation Bible School classes. Amy also assists with audio and visual presentations during worship services. When she's not participating in an after-school club or helping out at church, Amy enjoys playing on her recreational softball and basketball teams.

On behalf of everyone here at Jackson EMC, congratulations Amy!